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Some shifts in the driest areas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the overall coverage of dry conditions and drought in the Southeast has changed little from last week. However, there have been some shifts in where the driest areas are. While improvements were seen in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, dry…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that while areas of moderate (D1) and severe (D2) drought expanded only slightly across the region this week, a much larger area of abnormally dry conditions (D0) is now present across the Southeast, including Virginia. This is due to the relatively light…
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Only slight changes to drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that there were only slight changes to the drought in the Southeast this week. Some states slightly increased their areal coverage while others decreased, but overall the changes were very small. Based on the current rainfall forecasts, I expect that there may…
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Moderate drought increases slightly in most Southeastern states

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that most states in the region experienced slight increases in moderate drought over the last week due to low rainfall amounts. The only exception was Florida, which saw a slight decrease. Most areas of the Southeast should experience an inch or more…
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Only slight changes to drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows only small changes to the drought across the Southeast this week. The biggest change is a slight expansion of severe drought in Alabama, while the D2 drought is almost entirely gone from Georgia now. Most of the region will be fairly dry…
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